California County Votes to Secede

Dissatisfied with state regulation and feeling that rural interests go unrepresented, the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted this week in favor of leaving the Golden State to create a state called Jefferson.
September 6, 2013, 11am PDT | Alek Miller
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"Resident complaints include a lack of representation in Sacramento and insufficient attention to major issues for the county, such as water rights and a rural fire prevention fee," explains Kate Mather.  Neighboring counties may follow suit.

"Secession efforts within California date back to the 1800s. The most recent high-profile attempt came in 2011, when Riverside County officials weighed a proposal to pursue the establishment of 'South California,' which would have seen 13 counties leave the Golden State."


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Published on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 in The Los Angeles Times
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